THAYER -- A Mammoth Spring woman, Crystal E. Dillon, 28, has been charged with illegally taking narcotics from Shady Oaks Healthcare in Thayer.
According to a probable cause statement supplied by the Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Thayer Police Officer Terry Bounds was notified by officials at Shady Oaks, May 7, that some narcotics at the facility had been tampered with.
Bounds said when he arrived at Shady Oaks he talked to Janie Walters, Shady Oaks administrator. Walters told the officer that an employee had found Fentanyl (a controlled substance) patches that had been tampered with.
Walters said an employee (Dillon) had been in her office and had admitted to Director of Nursing Leigh Kincheloe that she had tampered with the Fentanyl patches.
Bounds said he took the boxes of Fentanyl along with Dillon to the Thayer Police Station.
The officer said Dillon admitted ingesting by mouth the liquid she got from the bladders. She said she had been doing this for a couple of weeks.
"This is the first time a situation of this nature has happened at Shady Oaks," Walters said. "Luckily, no residents of Shady Oaks were affected by this unfortunate event. We have turned the matter over to local law enforcement, the Missouri State Board of Nursing, and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. However, we are certain that the severity of our actions against this person will make it very evident that this will not be tolerated at Shady Oaks."
An official with the Oregon County Sheriff's Office said Dillon turned herself in to the sheriff's department May 28 and will appear in court in Oregon County in June.
The Oregon County Sheriff's Department reports the arrest of a Koshkonong man, Dustin L. Bozarth, 20, on an assault charge.
In a probable cause statement from the Oregon County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Officer Eddie Johnson said on April 21, he was called to the Herbert Stover residence located on Luyster Street in Koshkonong. Stover alleges that he went to his next door neighbors' house and was talking to them. He said there was a lady there, and he, (Stover) gave her a compliment.
In his statement to Johnson, Stover said when he left the neighbors, three people followed him and was trying to pick a fight with him. He said he told them he was sorry and they all left. He said then, they all came back and that's when Bozarth assaulted him.
Johnson said he then went to the neighbors' house and Bozarth told him he had hit Stover. He said Stover had come over to their house and was hitting-on his aunt. He also said that Stover was trying to touch her and that's when he chased Stover out of the house.
Bozarth said Stover pushed him and that's when the fight started.
The officer said he talked to Audrey Lyn Patrick who stated that Stover just came into the house and started talking to everyone.
Patrick said that is when someone told Stover he needed to leave. She said he then turned around and looked at her and asked if she were single. She said she told him she was not single and to leave her alone. Patrick said her nephew, Bozarth, then came into the house and told him to leave and chased Stover out of the house.
Patrick said Stover then pushed her nephew and he hit him.
Johnson reported that Bozarth admitted he had been drinking. He said Stover had also been drinking and calling in to the sheriff's office all evening.
The Sheriff's Department also reports the arrest of a St. Louis, Mo., woman, Elizabeth K. Eichhorn, 28, on the Eleven Point River May 25. She was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
A July 2 court date was given.
Evelyn Jones, 33, of Alton was arrested on a Green County felony warrant of stealing over $500. She is scheduled to appear in Green County Court this month on the charge.